February 2011

February 25, 2011 1:27 PM | Posted by Elisabeth Koster | Permalink
Roadshow Films and 33 other film studios yesterday lost an appeal in the Full Federal Court brought against internet service provider, iiNet. read more
February 21, 2011 1:17 PM | Posted by Ian MacKenzie | Permalink
Following its meeting on 13 February, the Coalition of Australian Governments has agreed to delay the commencement of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) until October 2011. read more
February 9, 2011 1:10 PM | Posted by Rory Jolley | Permalink
On eight days in late May and mid June 2009, a senior Commonwealth public servant, John Griffiths, viewed pornography on weekends or late in the evening. He did so from home, using his own internet connection. There was no suggestion that anyone else ever saw the material in question, or that the material was unlawful. He deleted his browser history so that, he said, the material might not accidentally re-appear during a Powerpoint presentation at work. read more
February 3, 2011 4:07 PM | Posted by Geraldine Johns-Putra | Permalink
Last week, China's State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM) reportedly granted 7 new Internet mapping licences to enterprises operating in China. read more
February 2, 2011 4:00 PM | Posted by Tim Hewitt | Permalink
The Department of Defence has announced that it is preparing proposals to amend Australia's export control laws to require licensing for intangible transfers of controlled technology. While these amendments are in recognition of a gap in Australia's export control regime caused by sophisticated transfers of controlled technology via intangible means, they may cause compliance woes for many organisations, particularly cloud computing service providers. read more